March 19, 2020
Illinois SMP Weekly Webinar Series
Good Afternoon,

During this time of crisis, the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol is still devoted to giving our beneficiaries, partners, friends and family the most up to date information regarding the current Medicare Scams across the United States of America.

With many people working from home and practicing social distancing, therefore not being able to attend our outreach events in person, we wanted to create an innovative way to reach our communities.

While we will continue to send our bi weekly fraud alerts, we will now be offering a brand new FREE webinar series that will take place every Thursday from 1:00 until 1:30 PM CT with a 30 minute Q & A to follow each presentation. This is a four part series that will cover many current topics and how to Prevent, Detect, and Report any Medicare Fraud.

We encourage everyone to sign up for all 4 webinars and share with anyone you know that would benefit from this important information! Below are registration links, dates, and descriptions to all 4 of the webinars.

We hope you join us every Thursday for the next month! Stay Safe!

1.Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Basics Thursday, March 26, 2020

An introduction to what the Illinois SMP provides to Medicare beneficiaries and how we serve our message of Protect, Detect and Report in the communities we serve. We will also go over current trends of what is happening in the world of Medicare Fraud including COVID-19.

Register for Part 1 here.

2.   How to Read Your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN) T hursday, April 2, 2020

Learn how to read your MSN and what to look out for when looking for potential fraud on your MSN.

Register for Part 2 here .

3.Types of Medicare Fraud Thursday, April 9, 2020

We will discuss the different types of Medicare fraud, current trends we are seeing in 2020 and how scammers use different forms of communication to pull off their schemes. 

Register for Part 3 here.

4.    Tips to Help Prevent Medicare Fraud Thursday, April 16, 2020

We will go over what to look out for when dealing with fraudsters, tips to avoid getting scammed, signs you can identify if you feel like you are getting scammed and what to do if you do fall victim to one of these Medicare fraud schemes.

Register for Part 4 here.

For any questions regarding these webinars please reach out to me at travis.trumitch@ageoptions.org and I will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.
We hope to see you next Thursday!

Be Safe,

Travis Trumitch

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This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0036, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.
The Illinois SMP at AgeOptions partners with agencies across the state to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.

Please share this Fraud Alert with colleagues, consumers, or other professionals in your area and visit our website to sign up for our Fraud Alert email list.